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Because this week Tuesday still feels like Monday so here are some thoughts


January 27, 2015 by Terumi

amazing seattle weather

Yesterday we woke up to sunshine streaming in all the windows and a record seven birds were holding onto our …
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A few travel highlights from 2014 while I plan this year’s adventures


January 23, 2015 by Terumi

boating the sunshine coast

The hardest part of starting a New Year is saying good bye to the old one, especially if it was …
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The time I was the one in the driver’s seat for a whole week


January 21, 2015 by Terumi

Toyota Highlander

It is really nice to start the New Year out with a new toy and when I was contacted to …
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The best cafe to wait at while your kids ski in Snoqualmie Pass (The Commonwealth, Snoqualmie Pass


January 20, 2015 by Terumi

commonwealth cafe in Snoqualmie pass

There aren’t a ton of options for food in the Snoqualmie Pass area and because we’ve been there so often …
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A marshmallow chocolate in Vancouver I need to find before Valentine’s Day (Mink Chocolates, Vancouver, BC)


January 16, 2015 by Terumi

mink chocolates

We have lots of favorite places for treats in Seattle; our general go-to favorite place to get coffee, our usual …
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12 or so things you might need on a Monday if you live in Seattle


January 13, 2015 by Terumi

seahawks crockpot

How will we ever get through the week until the next big game?  HOW WILL WE EVER GET THROUGH THE …
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Visitor Owls at Woodland Park Zoo and our first zoo visit of the New Year


January 12, 2015 by Terumi

me and my guys

Is it just me or is it also difficult for you to drag your family out of the house on …
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If you love your fitbit and lose it


January 9, 2015 by Terumi

how not to lose your fitbit

I am just a little jealous of all the people posting their steps in all my social media feeds. I’m …
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A trip to Tacoma that will need a revisit (Tacoma Museum of Glass, Washington)


January 6, 2015 by Terumi

cone shaped glass museum

When I get an adventure in my head it’s hard to convince me otherwise, and for some reason I decided …
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An easy place to stop with kids between Seattle and Vancouver BC (Bellingham, WA)


January 5, 2015 by Terumi

whatcom museum in bellingham

I’ve always found Bellingham to be a great stop between Seattle and Vancouver, but it’s even more perfect now that …
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New Year’s frozen adventuring in Mercer Slough (Bellevue, Washington)


January 2, 2015 by Terumi

frosty little heart

I hope 2015 will be the year of adventure.  From becoming an aunt for the first time, and having trips …
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When your family gets sick while traveling for Christmas


December 29, 2014 by Terumi

santa at Bright Nights Stanley Park

So before this sounds too dramatic and cruel, we weren’t horribly sick and we weren’t terribly far from home when …
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Letting go a little so we can catch some Christmas Magic


December 22, 2014 by Terumi

oh christmas tree on the space needle

The thing I’m learning about Christmas, is that it sneaks up on me even when I’m not ready. So this …
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Something 2014 to bring into the New Year (Classpass, Seattle)


December 17, 2014 by Terumi

exercising outdoors in a mom gym at Lafarge Park in Coquilam BC

I’ve been known to complain about exercising and I definitely prefer sloth.  But I’ve been trying out Classpass since my …
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Got a list of Starbucks loves on a Monday (Starbucks Roastery and Cafe, Seattle)


December 15, 2014 by Terumi

Starbucks Roastery

I haven’t swooned about a Starbucks in forever and I’ve even been gushing about this one to total strangers since …
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A splurge and a steal at Canada Place and some other neat things with kids in Vancouver at Christmastime


December 13, 2014 by Terumi

st pauls hospital lights

The other weekend, the hubby had to work in Vancouver and I got to tag along with the kids.  So …
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More gifts for Seattle lovers!


December 11, 2014 by Terumi

Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 10.36.58 AM

I already have a list of Uniquely Seattle Gifts and a list of places in Seattle where you can help …
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The only thing an aunt-to-be needs to buy on a Monday


December 9, 2014 by Terumi

terra nova park in richmond

Rewind me back to when my twin baby boys were born and I’d definitely be doing everything I could to …
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When you break tradition and the world still turns out rosy (Farmer Brown’s tree farm, Arlington, WA)


December 7, 2014 by Terumi

christmas tree hunting at farmer browns

Every year we go to Christmas Creek in North Bend where my guys insist the North Pole is, and it’s …
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Some super easy ways to give back while you shop in Seattle this weekend


December 5, 2014 by Terumi

giving tree at bill and melinda gates visitor center

I volunteer for an organization that does a giving tree to help out our community and the wishes I’ve read …
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